Ram Unveils Rumble Bee Concept at Woodward Dream Cruise
Concept Truck Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Retro-Inspired Truck
Ram Truck revealed its newest concept vehicle, the Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept, at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. The Rumble Bee trucks, based on Ram 1500s (and Dodge Rams in the past), were inspired by the Dodge Super Bee musclecars from the late 1960s.
"The Ram 1500 Rumble Bee continues to have a strong fan base, and what better place to celebrate its 10-year anniversary than Woodward Dream Cruise," said Reid Bigland, president and CEO of Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "There's a lot of energy surrounding concept trucks and buzz models, and the Ram Design Team revels in creating something that is unique for our customers to enjoy."
The new Rumble Bee Concept celebrates the 10th anniversary of the truck tributes to the Super Bee. This concept began as a 2013 Ram 1500 R/T -- powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi with 395 hp and 407 lb-ft of torque. The Hemi has a custom black-and-yellow engine cover with honeycomb graphics. The engine is backed by an eight-speed automatic TorqueFlite transmission. There's also a Mopar cold-air intake, and the rearend is fitted with a 4.10:1 axle.
The rear-drive, regular-cab, short-bed truck was covered in matte Drone Yellow paint. There's also a new "Speed Bee" design on both sides, on a glossy black stripe that has the look of honeycomb. The truck rides on black 24-inch Vellano VRH wheels and the truck's suspension has been dropped 2 inches with the help of King Suspension.
The yellow-and-black theme continues on the inside, where the seats use black and Drone Yellow sport mesh seats with yellow and light gray stitching. There's also Rumble Bee logos throughout the cabin. Within the rotary dial of the shifter, there's a real bee enveloped in amber. It lights up, and that reveals a honeycomb-patterned background. There are two buttons below the knob control that bypass the Mopar cat-back dual exhaust that allow you to make the truck loud -- or even louder.